McKibbon Wakefield Inc.
environmental planning George McKibbon
M.C.I.P, R.P.P, A.I.C.P.


George McKibbon M.C.I.P., R.P.P., A.I.C.P.

George McKibbon formed McKibbon Wakefield Inc. in 1996; Wakefield comes from the family farm on which he was raised. Previous to McKibbon Wakefield, he was Senior Consultant: Land Use Planning with Ecologistics Limited (1987 to 1996), planner and senior planner with the Niagara Escarpment Commission (1978 to 1987) and Conservation Planner with the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority (1974 to 1978). During Mr. McKibbon's service with the Niagara Escarpment Commission, he helped draft the Niagara Escarpment Plan which was subsequently approved in 1985. His evidence at the Proposed Plan Hearings was the environmental analysis used by the Commission to draft the Niagara Escarpment Plan.

McKibbon Wakefield Inc. provides environmental planning services. Our mission is to help organizations and individuals conduct planning processes and studies to meet a variety of regulatory and policy requirements and to plan for sustainable development. We implement this mission by providing tailored services to meet design and approval requirements and work with respected and qualified collaborators in teams that include the scientific, technical and design professions. I am committed to developing healthy communities that address the challenges we face in adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Present and former clients include corporations (e.g., Hanson Brick, Archer Daniels Midland, and Maple Leaf Foods), First Nations (e.g., Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, Windigo First Nations Council, and Bearskin Lake First Nation), and government ministries, agencies and municipalities (e.g., Environment Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources, and City of Hamilton).

George has over 35 years of planning experience and is a graduate of the University of Guelph (M.Sc., Rural Planning and Development) and York University (Masters in Environmental Studies). He is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners in the United States and a Charter Member of the American Planning Association. He is the Director of Policy of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (2007 to present) and was the Canadian Representative on the Upstate New York Chapter Board of the American Planning Association (2003 to 2008).